International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus Rotterdam University, 2021-22

ISS is an international graduate school of policy-oriented critical social science. It brings together students and teachers from the Global South and the North in a European environment. Established in 1952 as the International Institute of Social Studies by Dutch universities and the Netherlands Ministry of Education it does research, teaching and public service in the field of development studies and international cooperation.


City  The Hague 


Scholarship programmes

2 partial scholarships

Level: Master        
Benefit: € 7000 tuition fee waiver 

Specific study programmes:

Master in Development Studies

Duration of the Scholarship Entire duration of the studies (16 months)
Deadline for application 1 April 2021.

Contact details

Els Veltman

+31 (0)70 426 0460

Academic Requirement

Bachelors degree in one of the social sciences or equivalent, comprising at least three years studies at a recognized university or institute of higher education.

Applicants must have obtained at least class 2.2 (Lower Second), B or equivalent, but preferably class 2.1 (Upper Second), B+ or equivalent.

English Level

- TOEFL iBT: 92
- IELTS:  6.5

Working experience Professional experience relevant to the Major which the applicant wishes to study is normally expected and is a preference for admission.
Additional requirements

 Check the website ISS website

Documentation for OTS

  • Proof that the application process has started with ISS
  • OTS application form
  • Budget plan


About International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus Rotterdam University


The Institute of Social Studies in The Hague of Erasmus University is an international postgraduate school and one of the oldest and largest centres for the comparative study of social, political and economic development.  

In the MA programme, you learn about the most recent theories and debates in your area of specialization and learn to apply this knowledge to practical issues of development and social change. Majors on offer:  

  • Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies  
  • Economics of Development  
  • Governance and Development Policy 
  • Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspectives 
  • Social Policy for Development  
  • Governance of Migration and Diversity 


Students come from government, NGOs, universities and private companies, as well as some directly from their previous studies. The staff is drawn from around thirty countries from all over the world. The multicultural community at the ISS offers an excellent learning environment both inside and outside the classroom, in which students can gain from each others’ diverse experience. 

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